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EnBW Delays Wind Farm "Hohe See", Windreich AG Benefits With Higher Yields From Wind Farm "Global Tech I"


EnBW Delays Wind Farm "Hohe See", Windreich AG Benefits With Higher Yields From Wind Farm "Global Tech I"

WOLFSCHLUGEN, GERMANY, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ -


    --  EnBW facing difficulties with the grid connection of wind farm
        "Hohe See"
    --  Delays lead to higher returns due to avoidance of wind
        shadowing effects

Windreich AG's professional project planning is now paying off even further. 
Wind shadowing effects stemming from the wind farm "Hohe See" belonging to 
Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) that would affect the wind farm "Global Tech 
I" (GT I) are absent; wind flow remains laminary and reaches GT I wind 
turbines unabated. With their GT I project, Windreich AG are about to start 
generating power for the first time by spring 2013. The wind farm is slated 
for maximum output by the end of 2013. This is the second positive 
announcement about GT I during the last two weeks. On 6/11/2012, Handelsblatt 
reported about the early grid connection of Global Tech I. It can now be 
considered proven that GT I rightfully ranks first in the list of the best 
offshore wind farms. Two other Windreich projects, "MEG I" and "Deutsche 
Bucht", also ranked among the Top Ten.

The EnBW wind farm "Hohe See" with its 500 MW was to be constructed 90 km 
off Cuxhaven. The giant wind turbines would be partially located within the 
prevailing wind direction of GT I. However, wind shading effects and therefore 
lower profits were included in the calculations that served as the basis for 
the financing of GT I. Due to construction delays of the EnBW wind farm 
amounting to several years, the absence of wind shading effects causes a 4% 
increase in return for GT I. Projected electricity sales of €330 million a 
year will increase by approximately €13 million.

As learned from the test wind farm "Alpha Ventus" that uses the same turbine 
type, GT I is base-loadable with over 4,500 full load hours and reaches a 
nominal output of 400 MW with 80 AREVA wind turbines in the 5 MW class. As 
of the end of 2013, the first Windreich offshore wind farm would provide clean 
and reliable power for 1 million people while saving 1.5 million tonnes of 
CO(2).

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Willi Balz, founder and sole shareholder of Windreich 
AG, comments the changed conditions in a differentiated manner: "The 
construction halts regularly announced by our competitors are bad for the 
industry. However, Windreich again prove that with precise and provident 
planning, offshore wind farms can be safely constructed in deep waters and far 
off the coast where wind conditions are ideal.

Our recipe for success: Begin earlier than others, work faster and more 
accurately to secure reliable and high profits! This is how the energy 
transition works."

Direct link to the Handelsblatt article: http://ots.de/k91Zo

Windreich AG Corporate communications Christian Adamczyk Telephone: 
0049-7022-953060 Email: pr@windreich.ag        

SOURCE: Windreich AG

To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2012/19/c9509.html

CO: Windreich AG

-0- Nov/19/2012 20:30 GMT

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